The table below looks at the statistics for the Test Specialist role in IT jobs advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited Test Specialist in their job title over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Test Specialist
Rank 849 870 883
Rank change year-on-year
+21 +13
Permanent jobs requiring a Test Specialist 46 36 21
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.031% 0.019%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.044% 0.033% 0.020%
Number of salaries quoted 36 23 15
Average salary £46,250 £42,500 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+8.82% -15.00%
90% offered a salary of more than £32,500 £37,500 £36,500
10% offered a salary of more than £65,000 £55,500 £58,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £42,500 £43,750
% change year-on-year
- -2.85%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in permanent jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of permanent jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
103849 108425 103990
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in the UK 94.75% 94.58% 94.80%
Number of salaries quoted 85040 87699 86943
Average salary £45,000 £45,000 £42,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a salary of more than £26,500 £27,000 £26,500
10% offered a salary of more than £70,000 £65,000 £70,000
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £38,500
% change year-on-year
- +3.89%

Test Specialist
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Test Specialist Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Trend in the UK

Test Specialist
Salary Histogram

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing Test Specialist over the 3 months to 31 March 2015 within the UK.

Test Specialist Salary Histogram in the UK

Test Specialist
Top 27 Job Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing Test Specialist within the UK over the 3 months to 31 March 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -10 31 £45,000 +5.88% 5
London +22 17 £60,000 +33.33% 2
City of London +16 10 £65,000 +26.82% 1
South East +11 6 £41,250 -8.33%
Hampshire -4 4 £42,500 -2.85%
Southampton - 4 £42,500 -
Northern Ireland - 4 £40,000 -
Scotland +20 3 £43,750 -
South West -9 3 £52,500 +110.00%
West Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
Yorkshire - 3 £35,000 -
West Midlands - 3 - - 1
Birmingham - 3 - -
Bristol - 3 £52,500 -
Glasgow - 3 £43,750 -
Leeds - 3 £35,000 -
West Sussex - 2 £29,025 -
Worthing - 2 £29,025 -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Surbiton - 1 £45,000 -
Merseyside - 1 - -
North East - 1 - -
North West - 1 - -
Liverpool - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £42,500 -
Belfast - 1 £42,500 -

Test Specialist
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title.

1 45 (56.25%) Java
2 39 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
3 36 (45.00%) Performance Testing
4 29 (36.25%) LoadRunner
5 27 (33.75%) Test Strategy
6 26 (32.50%) Test Automation
7 24 (30.00%) HP
8 23 (28.75%) Selenium
9 21 (26.25%) Scrum
9 21 (26.25%) C++
10 20 (25.00%) C#
10 20 (25.00%) UNIX
10 20 (25.00%) WebDriver
11 19 (23.75%) Cucumber
11 19 (23.75%) Python
12 18 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
12 18 (22.50%) Retail
13 17 (21.25%) Ruby
13 17 (21.25%) QA
13 17 (21.25%) JavaScript
13 17 (21.25%) SQL
14 16 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
14 16 (20.00%) Banking
15 15 (18.75%) SpecFlow
16 14 (17.50%) Automated Testing
16 14 (17.50%) SAP
17 13 (16.25%) Test Scripting
18 12 (15.00%) Groovy
18 12 (15.00%) TestNG
18 12 (15.00%) JUnit

Test Specialist
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 2015, IT jobs within the UK that cited Test Specialist in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled with Test Specialist in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (5.00%) IIS
2 2 (2.50%) Tomcat
2 2 (2.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (2.50%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (3.75%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.50%) MS PowerPoint
2 2 (2.50%) MS Project
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.25%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (6.25%) MySQL
1 5 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (6.25%) NoSQL
2 1 (1.25%) Relational Database
2 1 (1.25%) RDBMS
2 1 (1.25%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 29 (36.25%) LoadRunner
2 23 (28.75%) Selenium
3 20 (25.00%) WebDriver
4 19 (23.75%) Cucumber
5 16 (20.00%) QuickTest Pro
6 15 (18.75%) SpecFlow
7 12 (15.00%) JUnit
7 12 (15.00%) TestNG
8 10 (12.50%) Eclipse
8 10 (12.50%) NUnit
9 9 (11.25%) Jenkins
10 8 (10.00%) TeamCity
11 7 (8.75%) Hudson
12 6 (7.50%) Facilita Forecast
12 6 (7.50%) JIRA
12 6 (7.50%) JMeter
13 5 (6.25%) Maven
13 5 (6.25%) Appium
13 5 (6.25%) Calabash
14 4 (5.00%) LoadUI
General
1 18 (22.50%) Retail
2 16 (20.00%) Banking
3 10 (12.50%) Finance
4 5 (6.25%) Investment Banking
5 3 (3.75%) Marketing
6 1 (1.25%) Retail Banking
6 1 (1.25%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (8.75%) .NET
2 2 (2.50%) CSS
2 2 (2.50%) SOAP
2 2 (2.50%) Web Services
2 2 (2.50%) HTML
3 1 (1.25%) XML
3 1 (1.25%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.50%) Open Source
2 4 (5.00%) Computer Science
3 3 (3.75%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.25%) Online Banking
4 1 (1.25%) PMI
4 1 (1.25%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 20 (25.00%) UNIX
2 6 (7.50%) Linux
3 4 (5.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (48.75%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (45.00%) Performance Testing
3 27 (33.75%) Test Strategy
4 26 (32.50%) Test Automation
5 21 (26.25%) Scrum
6 14 (17.50%) Automated Testing
7 13 (16.25%) Test Scripting
8 12 (15.00%) Automation Testing
9 10 (12.50%) Mentoring
9 10 (12.50%) TDD
10 9 (11.25%) BDD
11 8 (10.00%) E-Commerce
12 7 (8.75%) Validation
12 7 (8.75%) Software Testing
12 7 (8.75%) Integration Testing
13 6 (7.50%) User Acceptance Testing
13 6 (7.50%) Software Engineering
14 5 (6.25%) Stakeholder Management
14 5 (6.25%) Project Management
14 5 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 45 (56.25%) Java
2 21 (26.25%) C++
3 20 (25.00%) C#
4 19 (23.75%) Python
5 17 (21.25%) Ruby
5 17 (21.25%) SQL
5 17 (21.25%) JavaScript
6 12 (15.00%) Groovy
7 10 (12.50%) Perl
8 5 (6.25%) PL/SQL
9 3 (3.75%) C
10 2 (2.50%) VBScript
11 1 (1.25%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 6 (7.50%) ISEB
1 6 (7.50%) Degree
2 5 (6.25%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.75%) ISEB Practitioner
4 2 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (1.25%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
5 1 (1.25%) CSQA
5 1 (1.25%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (21.25%) QA
System Software
1 4 (5.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 18 (22.50%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.25%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 24 (30.00%) HP
2 14 (17.50%) SAP
3 8 (10.00%) Oracle
4 4 (5.00%) IBM
5 1 (1.25%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.25%) Compuware
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